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Aviation Leaders Gather in Cape Town

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that some 700 aviation leaders are gathering in Cape Town, South Africa for the 69th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. From 2-4 June 2013 Cape Town will be the global capital of commercial aviation as the industry discusses its most important issues, including […]

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New EADS Leadership Team Holds First AGM

EADS today welcomed shareholders to its Annual General Meeting in Amsterdam. The meeting, which saw the adoption of all proposed resolutions, marked the first such event for the Group’s new leadership team following the governance changes earlier this year. More: Sébastien Remy appointed Head of EADS Innovation Works Denis Ranque (left) chaired the meeting for the first time as […]

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SGGAC Orders EC225 and AS350 B3e helicopters

Eurocopter to supply EC225 and AS350 B3e helicopters in an expansion of its relationship with China’s State Grid General Aviation Company SGGAC China’s largest helicopter operator in the power and electricity sectors, the State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC), has ordered one EC225 and two AS350 B3e rotorcraft to support the country’s electrical grid development and build […]

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Sébastien Remy appointed Head of EADS Innovation Works

Sébastien Remy, 52, has been appointed Head of Innovation Works, effective 1 June 2013. In his new role he will lead the Group’s network of research centres with a highly skilled workforce of more than 800 employees worldwide. Sébastien will report directly to Jean Botti, EADS Chief Technical Officer. His office will be located at the EADS Innovation […]

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Make-a-Wish® Australia Embarks on a new Journey with Qantas

Make-a-Wish® Australia Embarks on a new Journey with Qantas The Qantas Foundation has teamed up with Make-A-Wish Australia to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. The new partnership will see the Qantas Foundation provide Make-A-Wish Australia with domestic and international flights to help grant wishes that involve air travel, including family holidays […]

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Bombardier Boosts Capabilities at its Amsterdam Service Centre

Bombardier Boosts Capabilities at its Amsterdam Service Centre Through Series of On-site Support Agreements Bombardier business jet operators in Europe will soon have access to a broader range of superior quality aircraft services through Bombardier’s wholly owned Amsterdam Service Centre at Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport. Bombardier will add engine services, interior refurbishment and aircraft cleaning and […]

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Cessna Turbo Skylane Takes First Production Flight

Cessna Turbo Skylane JT-A™ Takes First Production Flight Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. company, announces the first production flight of its Turbo Skylane 182 JT-A took place yesterday at the company’s facility in Independence, Kan. The aircraft has the distinction of being the first modern single engine aircraft powered by a piston engine specifically […]

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Eurocopter opens Systemhaus Helicopter Development Center at Donauwörth

Eurocopter today officially opened its new Systemhaus helicopter development center at Donauwörth, Germany today in the presence of Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer. The facility, which provides workspace for some 900 employees, offers complete system capability for the global helicopter market leader’s production activity at its German location – a key aspect of the company’s […]

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Boeing to Build Intelsat Epic 702MP Satellites

Boeing will build four more 702MP satellites for Intelsat S.A., furthering its role as the initial manufacturer of Intelsat’s new high-performance satellite fleet, Intelsat EpicNG. The 702MPs will deliver reliable, affordable and high-capacity data transmission that Intelsat customers can tailor to their needs. “Intelsat became our first customer for the 702MP in 2009, and we […]

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Cessna New Citation M2 Reaches ‘Wing Mate’ Stage

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. company, announced that the first production unit of the new Citation M2 has reached the significant milestone of wing and fuselage mating. Certification is expected in the second half of 2013. “The M2 program is progressing well, and we are all looking forward to advancing to the certification process […]